Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Transformers: The Movie 35th Anniversary 4K Restoration Blu-Ray Announced

Hard to believe it but its already been 5 years since the last release of Transformers: The Movie on home video. The 30th anniversary version was the first time the movie was released for blu-ray and digital.  This time its for a full 4K restoration using original film elements.  The release includes most of the special features from the 25th and 30th release but also adds a few new ones. It includes a featurette that was added to a one day Fathom Events theatrical showing of the film five years ago and additional storyboards. Release date is August 3rd, 2021.

The limited edition steelbook case version of the film is now available for pre-order on ShoutFactory. I assume the steelbook cover (which includes lithograph of the cover) will be exclusive to ShoutFactory since they are the ones releasing the 4K disc but could be wrong. The regular, non-steelbook case version will be announced during the summer. Thanks to Feris O. for the link.

Press release details:

The year is 2005 …

For millennia, the heroic Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), have been at war with the evil Megatron (Frank Welker) and his Decepticons over control of their home planet of Cybertron. However, an even greater threat – Unicron (Orson Welles, Citizen Kane), a colossal converting planet that devours everything in its path – is heading right for Cybertron. The only hope is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Will the Autobots be able to save themselves and their home world in time?

An all-star cast, including Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Eric Idle (the Monty Python films) and Robert Stack (The Untouchables), brings this inimitable, explosively entertaining Autobot adventure to life.

Includes The Widescreen (1.85:1) Version in 4K And Full Frame (1.33:1) Version In 1080p

Exclusive Lithograph With Purchase From ShoutFactory.com While Supplies Last

Bonus Features
  • NEW 4K Transfer Of Original Film Elements
  • NEW Feature-Length Storyboards, Including Deleted, Alternate And Extended Sequences
  • NEW Fathom Events 30th Anniversary Featurette, Including Stan Bush’s Acoustic Performances Of “The Touch” And “Dare”
  • ‘Til All Are One – A Comprehensive Documentary Looking Back At The Transformers: The Movie With Members Of The Cast And Crew, Including Story Consultant Flint Dille, Cast Members Gregg Berger, Susan Blu, Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, Singer/Songwriter Stan Bush, Composer Vince DiCola And Others!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Nelson Shin, Story Consultant Flint Dille And Star Susan Blu
  • Archival Featurettes – “The Death Of Optimus Prime,” “The Cast & Characters,” And “Transformers Q&A”
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots


  1. Sci-Fi movie recommendation:

    1. The Endless
    2. The Signal
    3. Revolt
    4. Assimilate
    5. Dark Skies
    6. Beyond Skyline
    7. The Darkest Dawn
    8. Occupation
    9. Spectral
    10. Evolution


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